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on this and other ballot measures in this year's election, please visit the san francisco league of women voters web site at sfvotes.org and remember early voting is available at city hall monday through friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm if you don't vote early , be sure to vote on november 6. thank you. . >> hi, i'm richard janning, a board member of the league of women voters. along with the league and sf gof tv, i'm here to discuss proposition d, a ballot measure that will be before the voters on november 6. the mayor, sheriff and district attorney are elected in november of the same year. the city attorney and treasurer are elected in november of a different year. proposition d is a charter amendment that would change the election cycle for city attorney and treasurer so that these officers would be elected at the same time as the mayor, sheriff and district attorney beginning in 2015. i'm here with district 8 supervisor scott weiner, and dr. scott fauker, an opponent of proposition d >> let's start with you, supervisor. thanks for having me. proposition d is a good government measure that will
ballot measures in this year's election, please visit the san francisco league of women voters vote at sfvotes.org. remember, early voting is available at city hall monday through friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm if you don't vote early, be sure to hi, i'm jay konig, a member of the league of women voters. along with the league and sf gov tv, i'm here to discuss proposition c the city currently uses federal, state and local funds to support affordable housing programs for both low income and moderate income households. recent federal cutbacks and reductions in state funding have decreased the funding available for affordable housing programs. proposition c would amend the charter to establish a housing trust fund. the city would contribute $20 million dollars to the fund in 2013. each year the city contribution would increase by 2.8 million dollars up to 50.8 million dollars in 2024. after 2024, the city would contribute an annual amount base the on the 50.8 million dollars but adjusted for changes in the city's general fund revenue. the city would use the fund to build, purchase
of elections right choice voting instructional video. it is part of the department of elections right choice voting outreach campaign and is designed to educate san francisco rig franciscoht choice voting. today we will learn what it is and who is elected using this voting method. we will also talk about with the ranked joyce l. looks like and how to market correctly. finally, we will see how the ranked joyce voting process works and to you an example of an election using ranked choice of voting. so, what is ranked joyce voting? in march 2002 san francisco voters adopted a charter to implement ranked choice of voting, also known as instant runoff voting. san francisco voters will use it to elect most local officials by selecting a first choice candidate in the first column on the ballot and deborah second and third choice candidates in the second and third columns resect to do -- respectively. this makes it possible to elect local officials with the majority of votes. more than 50% without the need for a second runoff election. in san francisco, ranked choice of voting is for the election of
i go on? next item, no. 10, the november election, access to information, polling places and voting machines. presentation by gil fox from the san francisco department of elections. hi, welcome. >> thank you, good afternoon, everyone, i am here and my colleague will be right upstairs, natalia kasin amount, our deputy director, and we are here today to talk about disability training for election staff, accessibility in voter education and accessibility at polling places. i have prepared a written report which i will -- ken will hand out large print paper copies at the end of your meeting and i will get to him for his sdrib distribution on monday electronically. i also have some other materials here for the public. at the department of elections we strive to help every eligible san franciscoan be a voter on november 6 and that includes people with disabilities. to do that, we started out several months ago -- well, this has been an on-going process as you know better than i do. but we started out several months ago meeting with the disability rights california organization who
been active advocate for more participation in our elections. so please vote:dthis election cycle. i've also been a teacher of san franciscoy years. i've also owned a small business. my wife and i ownav business in the richmond district. i've neighborhood for many, manyrá years, most recently cochair of the richmond police community%$ advisory board regarding pedestrian safety, traffic, and keeping the richmond safes night. we are low on staff at the()y richmond police5vsc<ç station. if elected i will work hard fight hard for more police resources to keef@ safe. i am also running because we have 85tt richmond. on geeshy, balboa and these bring down the entire neighborhood because we need jobs we need small businesses, ná we need thriving commercial corridors, to serve the neighbors, to serve people who come touh visit thez richmond. empty storefronts attract homeluh graffiti, it attracts
been active for more participation in our elections. so please vote:d this election cycle. i've also been a teacher of san franciscoy years. i've also owned a small business. my wife and i ownav business in the richmond district. i've neighborhood for many, manyrá years, most recently cochair of the richmond police community%$ advisory board regarding pedestrian safety, traffic, and keeping the richmond safes night. we are low on staff, at the()y richmond police5vsc<ç station. if elected i will work hard fight hard for more police resources to keef@ safe. i am also running because we have 85tt richmond. these bring down the entire neighborhood, because we need we need thriving commercial corridors, to serve the neighbors, to serve people who empty storefronts attract graffiti, it attracts
in the election district 7. please vote fx rally number 1 on november 6. >> hi, i'm joel, the only candidate endorsed by the san francisco chronicle to be your next supervisor in district 7. i'm running for supervisor because we don't need city hall to ban toys and happy meals. we need city hall to fill potholes. you know, we paid to fill those potholes twice. first in taxes and then a bond. but do you think our streets are twice as good? we need accountability for our money. we also need common sense. i know common sense is a buzz word, but people are hungry for it. i love john stewart in the daily show, but san francisco has to stop giving him such easy material for his jokes. if you're tired of city hall not focusing on the basic, if you're tired of your house being the city's atm and if you're tired of the same old politics and the same old choices, i offer you an independent choice for supervisor. i'll be your advocate. if you're like me, you want san francisco to be an off beat tolerant and fun. but you also expect a functioning city that buses run on time, potholes get paved, and city
health will be jeopardized and leveraged out to generations to come. if elected i will make sure our future budgets remain balanced without cutting public services or benefits, privatizing our parks and other public resources, replacing additional burdens on the taxpayers. part of my commitment to making san francisco a compassionate city to live in is my proposal to establish animal adoption centers so every homeless pet has a second chance and being found a loving and safe home. for those pets that can't be found good homes, i would propose creating city-run pet sanctuaries so that every pet has a safe place to live, thrive, and be cared for. i also propose making san francisco a world leader in providing alternatives to its residents and visitors along with expanding food alternatives of both local retail grocers, restaurants and cafes. i also support the rights of families to send their children to the neighborhood schools and keeping those schools safe and secure for those students who attend them and those employees who work at them. ladies and gentlemen, district 7 and the wes
-citizen members of san francisco to vote in city elections. in your opinion, which city elections, if any, should be open to participation by non-citizen residents and which non-citizen residents should be allowed to vote in those elections? >> the harsh reality is that so many non-citizens still have children in our public schools here in san francisco, throughout the state of california and throughout the united states. as all of you undoubtedly know. with that being said, it's vitally important that those parents still have a say in the education of their children. i would certainly support and promote voting by those parents in school board elections in san francisco. by implication own a community college election would fit in that rubric, to support college advancement to people who have traditionally been put at the margins of our society. in those two elections, i think, are the most fundamental in the sense that they go to the root of advancement in this country and the obtaining of the american dream. so the school board and community college board i would certainly support that. >> t
it running through all of this discussion of all of the polices. are our elected officials making policy decisions that are sustainable? that promote equity? or are they for-sale to the highest bidder? these are the things that we need to address, otherwise you will have the exact same problems of people asking for more and more people and creating a city where there is very wealthy and very poor people. so i would like to give a quick shout out in that direction to supervisor olague, who is having the san francisco housing authority try to film its meetings. it doesn't even meet at city hall and this is the kind of inequity i'm talking about. we need accountability. so i appreciate that and we need that. thank you. >> thank you, mr. everett. >> i'm the type the progressive who grieves believes that we're only as wealthy as the least among us. so means that in san francisco we can only go as far as the african-american young men and women who have been economically disadvantaged for generations here in the city. we need to provide jobs. with when we talk about green jobs of future a
purchasing department of public works and city administrator prior to his appointment and election as the city's first chinese american mayor and first asian elected to the office and please join us welcoming our mayor edward m lee. [applause] >> wow thank you very much. good evening everyone. well, it's my pleasure to be here with you tonight and to participate in the recognition and honor of our great leaders from the latino community, and i tell you there are so much construction that our latino community is providing the city in every way possible, the arts, law enforcement, restorative justice, all of the different services in the city, so i am excited to be here tonight and it's my personal pleasure to be joined here to have our democratic leader nancy pelosi also join in this community celebration. [applause] while we all know that latino heritage month is particularly importance to us in our city. it's the time when we can celebrate the independence and the self determination of numerous central american and south american nations where so many of our residents come from a
francisco evening. this district election is really important. i am proud to be here. this is a great organization. we have nine candidates and hello everyone. it's a pleasure to see everyone in the beginning and hopefully they remember me later. the way it will work is the candidates will have one minute that you submitted. i have four questions to start with, plus the league will have their own questions and we invite you to get your questions and someone will get them. the questions have been submitted on the leauge of women voters website and every candidate is going to answer every question, so now we have time keepers. our time keepers, our lovely time keepers are out in front here and they will hold up a yellow card to signify to the candidates have third seconds remaining and a red card when it's time to stop and we ask that everyone be respectful,y -- no booing and no hissing and we want to stay on the time line and you have important decisions to make on november 6 so this will give you an opportunity to have your candidates heard. all right. so we're going to begin --
for your vote in this important election. thank you. >> hi i'm john riso. i lived in district five for 27 years with my wife and daughter, my daughter went to the public schools here in san francisco. i'm running in san francisco as supervisor to fix some of the city's most pressing problems. i am very interested in fixing education. i was elected twice by the voters to the community college board where i have been dealing with tough issues, such as corruption, severe budget deficits and mismanagement. i have been able to make tremendous progress on all of these to fix the problems. now we need to return our attention to the city's schools. the city is not doing enough to help the district. we have a, shrinking cool year while the classes are increasing in size. >> i want to address the affordable, the city fees are going up and up and up and small businesses are priced out of the city and i need to work on that. i also am a sierra club activist. for 15 years working in the green energy field, i am a transit activist as well as well as working on parks. so in the environment i need to tel
served in the u.s. senate until 1975 and declined to search as re-election. he continued banking when values at his extensive land holdings failed. the sea scout ship neptune teaches young adults, ages 18-21 an aprenticeship model in maneuvering while building and maintenance including carpentry are also taught. the morris is 125 feet in length. built in 1927 as a rum chaser. as previously mentioned. during that time, as we all know, prohibitions was the issue of the day. ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much, the retired coast guard cutter morris. now proudly owned by the west sacramento sea scouts. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, over a million people will take to the bay area this week. so to watch the blue angels perform at san francisco fleet week. many don't realize the reason we celebrate over this holiday weekend. the hadr, the humanitarian and disaster response we spoke of earlier includes exercises to improve communications and coordinations during disasters and strategic engagement with the emergency response agencies. the best practices that have come from those in
consider the well funded candidates to be the most electable, not the most influenced by money. if money buys influence, don't we want candidates that are free thinkerses? one more time, i ask you to look at your choice for supervisor. are you going to pick a free-thinking candidate for supervisor for district 7? are you going to vote for glenn rodgers? thank you. >> hi, i'm norman yee. i'm running for supervisor in district 7. i'm a native san franciscan. i've lived in district 7, west wood park neighborhood for 27 years where my two daughters grew up and we were able to go to the public schools. so, here i am, i'm the president of the school board. i've been working on children and family issues pretty much my whole entire adult life. i have a bachelor's degree from cal civil engineer, and six months into my first job as an engineer i decided that that wasn't real where my passion was. so i went back to school, got my masters in education and never turned back. everything i've done has been related to education, even in the classroom or running a nonprofit organization. i've
, this election, is about the future. but i do know one thing here in the present, i know that working with my neighbors, my community members, whether you are a laborer or someone in the tech field or an artist, i know that one thing, we can overcome any of the challenges that we face if we face them together, together, together, together. working on behalf of district five, and working on behalf of san francisco. with that, folks, i want to humbly ask for your support and your vote. and i want to thank you so much for your time. >> hello my name is hope johnson and i am asking for your vote for supervisor in district five this november. i have lived in the western addition in district five for seven years. and i worked in the financial district off and on since about 1994. i'm a renter, and i choose not to have a car in san francisco so i take public transportation or walk or i use a car sharing service and i highly recommend that some of you try the city car share or one of the other car sharing services especially as we get more crowded in the city. i am running for supervisor because our
, working to the, not just the mayor, but the mayor working with all the elected officials and the board of supervisors join together with the trustees to guarantee city college will be us for many, many generations in the future for all of us. we will work together to make sure that gets done. (applause). and we're not just going to do it in the form of proclamations as this opportunity gives us. we're going it also do it with the way we think. so today it's my pleasure and you know, william, this is really for you and some of the others that believed that we're never going to let city college go, we're never going to abandon our collective responsibilities and make sure it's successful or going to work really hard with our trustees and our interim chancellor and the state to make sure it's successful. that's why i wanted to announce tonight that i will personally be endorsing proposition a, the parcel tax, for san francisco to make sure we work together to get the resources necessary to keep our city college successful. and it's in that mind and with the united front that we have wi
results and get results and i have been effective as elected official for eight years and i will bring that into the board of supervisors. thank you very much. >> i am bob squarey. i live in san francisco. the 49ers were founded in 46 in my honor. i want to thank them -- [laughter] i will be given my season tickets up when i leave the city. i had them for over 40 years. they're gone but with that said i started two successful businesses in san francisco. i have a childrens' foundation "one children at a time inc." and did jobs around the world and every nickel i raised go to helping the kids. i will bring a strong budget control initiative to san francisco and i will show it by opening my district office in either on ocean avenue, lake side, and out of the money they give i will take a part of that fund and pay for that office in san francisco, but i will open it in the district so i will serve the people. bob squirey. i appreciate your support. >> thank you. mr. rogers. >> i am glen rogers and a native son of san francisco. i went to school here wanting to do public service
to read grades. we have been talking about the government and upcoming election. so we will read our book. i love the way i see table one. everybody's eyes are on me. what a great job. "grace for president." one monday mrs. barrington rolled out a big post wer all the presidents on it. grace could not believe her eyes. where are the girls! that's a very good question, says mrs. barrington. the truth is, our country has never had a woman president. no girl president? ever! >> no, i'm afraid not, said mrs. barrington. >> grace sat down at her desk. no girls. whatever heard of such a crazy thing. finally she raised her hand. >> scholars from uc berkeley, we talked about how very special we were. we tell you all the time you are special. the mayor, of all the other schools in san francisco, chose to come. and uc berkeley. so the mayor will talk to you a little while. all of our attention is which way? >> well, good morning everyone. >> good morning. >> i want to first begin by thanking your teacher, ms. mayes, for letting me come and be part of your class room today. of course your principal
very much >> good evening, everyone, this election we have candidates for state senate district eleven, miss additionally, viewers from the it, brooke man community center will submit questions on-line. the time keepers in the first row, will hold up a yellow card to signify to the candidates that they have 15 seconds remaining and will hold up a red card when it is time to stop. both candidates have agreed to ask their supporters in the audience to be respectful of the other candidate and others in the audience and to maintain quiet during the forum. i also ask you respect this commitment. you have many important decisions to make on november 6th. today's forum gives you the opportunity to ask questions to help you make decisions. now let's begin. >> we will start with question number one, miss difficult on. >> retire aoes in the public and private sectors are faced with nrets to benefits from under funded pen son funds what would you do to prevent this from arriving in the future how do you make everyone life up to their obligations. >> let me thank the league by thanking you and the
for in the district 7 election. as a group, i like the candidates for supervisor who are friendly, bright, and accomplished people. however, i would like to have you look at this race again with a fresh perspective. ironically, all eight of the candidates for supervisor in district 5 are against the development of park merced. while serious candidates in district 7 are for this project. how is this possible? our supervisor candidates in district 7, lacking political courage, are they afraid to challenge the status quo? are they seduced by the very money that makes them consider front runners? those in district 5, from the influence, are able to concentrate only on the hardship of more traffic on 19th avenue. and the citizens united case, we have learned that large sums of money are a hindrance to democracy. why is it that we do not make the same comparison with the race for supervisor? instead, the newspapers consider the well funded candidates to be the most electable, not the most influenced by money. if money buys influence, don't we want candidates that are free thinkerses? one more t
know how important this election is. neighborhood forward by focusing based politics. now i may not easily fit@óq defined political fashions but i measure my(fz impact by how we e improving people's lives. my values have been strong and consistent.g4g&c @&c"piçg san franciscans first, fighting for our neighborhoods, for ouréu families, for our jobs, so that our city is affordable and open to all.ráhrj why i've ru¿q" evey major endorsement in this race, from the the san francisco democratic pae dianne feinstein and leaénancy o labor council, small business advocates, san francisco tenants union, sierra club, nurses, firefighters and police, the san francisco bay guardian and leaders from every district 30m neighborhood. i pledge to continue to fight for you, for our neighborhoods, to make city hall work better. vote to reelect me to the board of supervisors on november 6. and please visit votedavi votedavidchiu.org for more information. thank you so much. hello. my name is wilmay and my chiens nam chinese name d i'm running for the board of supervisors in district 3. dis
missiles that landed just 10 miles off the coast of taiwan. the taiwanese had a presidential election underway, and the chinese were using a not too subtle way of explaining to them what they wanted the outcome of that election to be. thises was an unacceptable form of military coercion and both the general and i agreed that a strong response was needed by the united states, something more than a diplomatic letter of protest. after some discussion we agreed to send two carrier battle groups to taiwan. within an hour the president had approved our recommendation and before the day was over, though carrier battle groups were underway steaming to taiwan. at a press conference the next day, i was asked would i not fear this would lead to military clash with china. i said, i was not concerned of that. and when asked why, i said, i think, well, because we have the best damn navy in the world. this was not an extravagant or hyper bolic statement t. was simply a statement of fact. it was a fact that not only i knew. it was a fact which other nations understood. even one carrier battle group
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